Thinking about becoming Catholic?
Do you wonder what's involved in joining the Catholic Church? Are you a member of another religion and want to know what it is that Catholics believe? Is your spouse or friend a faithful Catholic whose way of life and peace of mind impress you? Want that same sense of fulfillment? Are you a Catholic who has never received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation?
Let us address these questions (and more) for you as participate in our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. It is for adults who have not been baptized, have no religious background, or of another religion, who are looking to find out more about the Catholic Church.
|Date||Session Focus/Theme||New Catholic Answer Bible||Catholic Catechism for Ad|
|Apr. 29||Church as Body of Christ|
Chap. 31-The 7th Commandment:
|May 20||Holy Spirit||Chap. 9- Receive the Holy Spirit|
|June 3||Presence of God in Eucharist||Chap. 36-Jesus Taught Us to Pray
(Lectio Divina pg. 474)
|June 17||Church as Kingdom of God||
Chap. 1- My Soul Longs for You, O God
|July 1||Sanctity of Life||B-4, C-4, E-2, J-1||Chap. 29- The 5th Commandment:
Promote the Culture of Life
|July 15||Election and Mission||Chap. 24-Life in Christ, Part Two|
|July 29||Unity of the Church||
Chap.26-The 2nd Commandment:
Chap. 6- Man and Woman in the Beginning
|Aug. 26||Faith||Chap 4.- Bring About the Obedience of Faith|
* The Catechesis sessions are open to all interested adults of the parish-not just those individuals going through the RCIA process.
Contact Ann Mulvaney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Michael Smith in the office (910) 488-1797 for more information about this year's process of faith-exploration!
We also invite individuals to be sponsors for those going through the RCIA process. The role of the sponsor involves modeling what it means to be a Catholic Christian at a close, personal level to candidates. Being a sponsor is a wonderful, grace-filled experience.